Category Archives: Italian

Fettuccine with zoodles and mushrooms 9/28/22

While I will never be fooled by vegetables parading as pasta, if you mix zoodles with actual pasta what you get is a very tasty dish that takes a while to eat. I am definitely a fan of a big … Continue reading

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Fusilli in tomato sauce with zucchini and mushrooms. 9/20/22

I am so glad that the weather has been cool enough to permit pots of boiling water and simmering sauce. After sautéing the mushrooms, onions, pepper, and garlic I added 2 tablespoons of tomato paste and cooked that briefly. Next … Continue reading

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Light shrimp scampi with broccoli 9/13/22

This is a quick-cooking dinner that can be served with pasta, rice, or even polenta. Unlike a typical shrimp scampi with its tablespoons of butter and oil, this lighter version has a total of 1 teaspoon of olive oil per … Continue reading

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Fusilli with mushrooms and asparagus over kale. 8/31/22

After two weeks without making pasta due to the heat we decided that we really wanted our Pasta Wednesday! Tonight’s fusilli was joined by asparagus, mushrooms, onions, and garlic as a sauce with some pasta water and olive oil. Because … Continue reading

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Vegetables and eggs 8/14/22

For this Sunday’s BFD (Breakfast For Dinner) I made an Italian flavored stir-fry. In addition to salt I seasoned with dried oregano and red pepper flakes. My garnish was a drizzle of olive oil. The fresh cherry tomatoes were a … Continue reading

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Vegan fettuccine with mushrooms and zoodles. 8/3/22

Our pasta dinner turned out even better than usual! I think the reason why is that instead of using red pepper flakes I used two minced bird’s eyes chiles and also added a chiffonade of basil. The chiles were not … Continue reading

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Vegan! Fusilli and kale with mushrooms 7/27/22

Absolutely the best way to eat pasta when you are dieting is to make a little pasta and a lot of vegetables. If you are like me you want to have a large bowl of pasta but cannot expend all … Continue reading

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Whole grain penne with broccoli and tuna 7/20/22

Making pasta at home or while traveling is an easy, nutritious dinner. Adding a protein and a vegetable makes your pasta dish satisfying. Garnishing your dish with olive oil and Parmesan cheese makes it special. Tonight in our little self-catering … Continue reading

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Penne with shrimp and broccoli 7/2/22

We are on vacation! This is our 50th wedding anniversary road trip!! We have already spent two driving days where we went through some beautiful and also some desolate country. Here are a couple of pictures- We are settled for … Continue reading

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Zoodles, fettuccine, and a lot of broccoli

A new ingredient that we have been using is Carba-Nada pasta. It still has carbs but way less than regular pasta. And it tastes great! We also have a handheld spiralizer as a new gadget. So although we only used … Continue reading

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